What’s On May/June

All events listed are for people over 50 and FREE (unless stated)

Ashton Hayes Pavilion Cafe: Big Tea Party
A ‘Great Get Together’ community event in honour of Jo Cox. Everyone welcome!
Date: Sunday June 18th, 3-5.30pm on the Queen Elizabeth II field in Ashton Hayes CH3 8AA.
For more information contact Lynn May on 07778 391759 or email lynn.may@mmcomms.co.uk

Cheshire West and Chester: Festival of Walking
Open to anyone with or affected by cancer. These sessions are suitable for anyone looking to gently get back into physical activity in a safe environment. For further information about the Brio/Macmillan walks, please call 01244 886887 or email macmillan@brioleisure.com.

Blacon Festival
Date: Saturday 1st July, 11am-3pm at Queen Elizabeth Fields CH1 5BU
Organiser: Activities, singers, children’s entertainers and stalls. To book a stall contact the Parade Enterprise Centre, Blacon, call 01244 305456 or email sandra.hewitt@sanctuary-housing.co.uk

Chester: Brighter Days Spring Bank Holiday Boat Cruise with Ice creams at the Groves
Date: Monday 29th May 2pm – 4.30pm
Organiser: To book call Donna Hufton at Tweedsmuir on 01244 343940

Chester: Brighter Days Father’s Day Fish and Chip Supper and Prize Quiz
Date Sunday 25th June 6.00pm – 8.30pm Organiser: To book call Donna Hufton at Tweedsmuir on 01244 343940

Chester: ‘Digital Buddies’ at Storyhouse every Friday
FREE digital support for anyone over 50 in the Meeting Room at Storyhouse between 10am-1pm every Friday.
To find out more call Heather on 01244 311339 / 07958 611618

Chester: Football for Visually Impaired Players
Every Saturday from 13th May (11am-12noon) at Goals Soccer Centre CH1 4LT. Contact: Gary Morgan on 01244 381515/ 07720 096657 gmorgan@visionsupport.org.uk

Chester: The Great Get Together with Brightlife at Storyhouse
Saturday 17th June (10am-5pm) A full day of free taster activities for the over-50s including gentle exercise, talks, Tai Chi, knit and natter, handmade bookmaking, crafts, games, digital tasters, films and photography. For those who prefer to just relax, there’s also an opportunity to enjoy a chat with a friendly Brightlife Community Connector in the ‘Happy To Chat’ cafe. Full schedule of events will be announced on 1st June 2017
For more information contact cath.logan@brightlifecheshire.org.uk or call 01606 884444

Chester (Hoole): Fabulous 50+ Drawing
Date: Taster course until 19th May (10am-12.30pm) at Hoole Community Centre, Westminster Road, CH2 3AP.
Organiser: WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) Enrol online at enrolonline.wea.org.uk or call 0151 243 5340.

Chester (Hoole): Fabulous 50+ Painting
Date: Taster course until 19th May (13.30pm-16.00pm) at Hoole Community Centre, Westminster Road, CH2 3AP.
Organiser: WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) Enrol online at enrolonline.wea.org.uk or call 0151 243 5340.

Chester (Hoole): English for speakers of other languages.
Date: Tuesdays 9.15am – 11.15am in the Library, Hoole Community Centre, Westminster Road, CH2 3AP. Come along for a coffee and a chat. All welcome!
Organiser: Hoole Library 01244 34274

Chester (Lache): Free pool and darts daily at ‘The Venue’
Open Mon-Weds 9am-4pm and Thurs, Fri 9am-2pm at Hawthorn Road CH4 8HX A wide range of new facilities including a gym, cafe, function room, meeting rooms, free parking and wifi and a ‘Den’ (open free of charge every week day to anyone over 50). Call 01244 972546 thevenue@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Chester: Free Songwriting Workshop ‘Song in Seconds’ with gifted songwriter and performer Claire Mooney.
Date: Saturday 17th June (2.30pm – 4.00pm at Storyhouse)
Organiser: Silver Rainbows (info@silverrainbows.co.uk). NB This is a ticketed event as places are limited. Call Brightlife on 01606 884444 to book your free place.

Chester: (various) Social Network for LGBT people
Organiser: Call Silver Rainbows for further details about the range of activities taking place on 01270 653150, or email info@silverrainbows.co.uk

Chester: Social Meet-Up for 60+s
Date: Wednesdays (2.00-3.30pm) at the Salvation Army, 107 St Anne St, CH1 3HU
Contact: Margaret Ablett chrisandmargablett@gmail.com

Chester: Brightlife Drop-ins with Sue Downham
• 1st Tues of every month (Centurion Pub, Vicars Cross), 2-4pm
• 2nd Tues of every month (St Mary With-out-the-Walls, Handbridge) 10-12pm
• 3rd Tues of every month (Lache Community Centre) 1.30-3.30pm Call Brightlife Coordinator for Chester, Sue Downham 07715 658431

Chester: University of Chester Free Seminar: A Theory of Everything for the NHS by Professor David Seedhouse
Date: 21st June (12.30-2pm) Room CRV119 Riverside Campus.
To book your free place email j.bailey@chester.ac.uk

Hartford and District Lip Reading Group
Date: Fridays 10am-12pm at St John’s Parish Centre
Organiser: www.readourlips.org or email lipreading.hartford@yahoo.com

Malpas: 50+ Birdwatching
Date: (Alternate) Tuesday /Wednesday mornings (@ £5/session)
Organiser: Led by local Ecologist Dr Anne Brenchley 07896 830940

Malpas: Brightlife Drop-in
Date: Fridays between 10am-1pm at the Young People’s Centre SY14 8HT. Call Brightlife Coordinator for Malpas, on 07736 1683420.

Malpas: Compass Club (weekly social group)
Date: Fridays (10am-12pm) at the Young Persons Centre SY14 8HT
Organiser: Following the successful Community Compass model, this group is now run by local volunteers. Everyone is welcome. Call 01606 827131 for more details.

Malpas: Senior Circuits (including seated exercise)
Date: Wednesdays at 10.15am at the Young Persons Centre SY14 8HT
Organiser: Community Compass (01606 827 131)

Malpas (and surrounding area) Sandstone Ridge Festival
Date: 18th – 21st May 2017 a new arts and community festival celebrating music, theatre, exhibitions, author talks and poetry. Hosted by the villages of Cholmondeley, Burwardsley, Tattenhall, Bunbury and Malpas.
Book your tickets at www.sandstoneridgefestival.co.uk

Northwich: ‘The Life of Brine’ Creative Writing Workshop with John Lindley
Date: Saturday 20th May, 10-12pm at the Lion Salt Works in Northwich.
Organiser: Community Compass (01606 827 131)

Winsford: Compass Club (weekly social group)
Date: Mondays, (10am-12pm) at the Dingle Centre in Winsford CW7 2AS
Organiser: Following the successful Community Compass model, this group is now run by local volunteers. Everyone is welcome. Call 01606 827131 for more details.

Winsford: The Chatterbox Cafe (Food, drink + friendly company)
Date:Tuesdays and Thursdays (10am-1.30pm). A community haven for a warm welcome, amazing food, social activities, games and friendly people. Call 01606 593724 or drop in to the New Images Community and Youth Centre in Nixon Drive CW7 2HG.

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